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jaguar7777777
Reviewed today NEWvia mobile

I called in at lunchtime for a sandwich and a coffee. Ended up with the nicest sandwich I've had for a while, a cappuccino and a free cake. All for about £6. Bargain. Will definitely be returning. Bacon, Brie and cranberry on granary, mmm!

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Where to start really. I don't believe I am a picky or fussy person, however when I pay £85 for a room I do expect firstly cleanliness and secondly some level of quiet, however this is not the experience we had. I have previously visited this hotel on two occasions which were completely positive and comfortable. This time around there...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not enough roast beef (thin cut) or potatoes (3) served for the "large" meals we ordered, fatty pork and then we had to ask for more vegetables, gravy, mustard, horseradish sauce, water and glasses. They then left us (a large party) for over an hour after our mains before we had to ask for somebody to take our sweet and...

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Thank Lesley5127
Telford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

How does this place remain so consistent ? Every time I go it is very good. I spoke with a friend about the Bear and neither of us can fathom how they can make so many dishes, and different dishes, so well. Do they make them all themselves ? Do they buy them in ?? Who knows ? But the...

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Thank Mark R
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in the hotel for one night. The room was clean, and had probably been refurbished fairly recently. Shame that the bathroom had no heating, with the single glazed windows that are inevitable in a property this age. Especially as the shower wasn't very powerful. Not great on a cold winter morning. Breakfast is between 7 and 9, a...

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Thank joyork2016
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here for a family meal / birthday celebration. The food was on the whole really good, with a few minor issues that were resolved quickly by the staff with the minimum of fuss. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Good prices on the menu, and a variety of options to suit most people and the portion size was generous....

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Thank AbiHou
Reviewed February 15, 2017

5 of us stayed for 2 nights last week, very good food and variety. Breakfast cooked to order and very good. The rooms we were in were spacious clean, comfortable and quaint, as suits the age of this majestic building. The bus stops outside the front door if you want to go into Oxford with out taking the car, also...

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Thank Lorrainenr
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Went here Xmas day for lunch (3 course meal) and was brilliant! Went back for dinner a few weeks after and again was great! Lovely food and very helpful friendly staff. Would highly recommend! Have already booked for Xmas this year.

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Thank RobCC13
Coulsdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Good location in centre of town. Lively bar area. Great breakfast. Friendly staff. Our room was very small, tiny bathroom but clean and tidy. One double one single bed. Memory foam mattress. Quaint and kept in tradition of area.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 8, 2017

We stopped off on Saturday, after a walk over the white horse hill. We sat with a bottle of wine and decided to stay for dinner, we booked the table there and then without a problem. The food and service was excellent, beef wellington was on of the best I have ever had. If your thinking of dinning here you...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi

Additional Information about Bear Hotel

Address: Market Place, Wantage OX12 8AB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Vale of White Horse > Wantage
Price Range: $86 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bear Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Try and eat in actual restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles L3585KTmarkr, 1 week ago | Read review
“Check access if you have mobility problems”
 of 5 bubbles Lorrainenr, Feb 15, 2017 | Read review
“rooms not overlooking the hotel back or front doors are quieter..”
 of 5 bubbles petermC5225SZ, Dec 10, 2016 | Read review
“The room was on a quiet side of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 389suet, Oct 15, 2016 | Read review
“Room 31 was small but adequate. Rather dated and a little tired but ok. No problem with noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Bspeaks49, Jul 10, 2016 | Read review
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